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Poster: FP Date: Sep 25, 2009 9:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

The archive is so usefully great, I've been expecting it to disappear any day since I got broadband in 2003. It's almost too good to believe, and it's free. Whenever there is "radio silence", I think the end is near. I hope things are going well within its mysterious workings, and it comes back someday at full vitality, its complexion rosy, its flanks bulging with muscle, its blinky panels and sliding mechanisms bolted on tight as it rockets sideways into a dim future.

Decoder rings ready!:
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≠∏╟−◘◊ ╔⌂▫■□ ▒ ╠┤∩∟↨←—₫₪

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 26, 2009 2:21am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

Let's hope it's not that dim.

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Sep 28, 2009 12:03pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

I sent an e-mail to Renata Ewing, an IA staffer who had been most helpful to me in the past:

"Renata, I’ve turned to you in the past for help in navigating the morass that is the Internet Archive. Now I have another question:

"What’s going on?

"Things have been stuck in “recently added” sections for many weeks. I don’t see anything new going up (which is painful to me, because I was starting to see many ‘60s/‘70s-vintage sci-fi B-movies emerging…and I like those turkeys a LOT).

"Is the staff on vacation? Have there been budget cuts?

"The IA is a great resource, and I’d hate to see it fold.

"Best regards,
<<>>"


Someone named "Molly Bragg" replied:

Hi <<>>,

"Renata is no longer with Internet Archive. However we are in no danger of folding, thank goodness:-)

The best place to send your questions is to: info@archive.org or post your question to the appropriate forum.

Best,
Molly
____________
Molly Bragg
Partner Specialist
Internet Archive
mbragg@archive.org
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At least we have another name/e-dress to contact.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 28, 2009 5:57pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

Why does it seem like when we DO get any response to our questions it still doesn't tell us anything? Why can't they just give us a straight answer? Why the big mystery?

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Sep 29, 2009 4:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

I emailed the info@ address and got a big nothing. This is just crap.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 29, 2009 4:24pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

I don't know what's more annoying, having our questions ignored or when we get an answer it's a lot of empty double-talk. Are these people supposed to be librarians or politicians?

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Poster: veblen Date: Sep 29, 2009 4:37pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

has anyone with the knowledge just called: 415-561-6767???

it is a sad state of affairs to say the very least...

from the job openings it doesn't appear that they lost or are looking for anyone...





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Poster: quigs Date: Sep 28, 2009 8:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

Hello, Molly. I don't mean to take up alot of time, but I hope this problem "log jam" is resolved soon. Hope all is well with you and the rest of the Ia staffers. Best regards.

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